If you are a parent who have never been interested in playing video games, you might not understand the enthusiasm with which your child is playing video games. At some point you might wish your kid were more absorbed into any other activity. Yet, you should know video games have a whole range of benefits for the younger generation and cannot be regarded as wasted time. Actually, this hobby which seems to be pure entertainment can lead to a great carrier in the future.
The opportunities of applying for college scholarships
First of all, you should know that in many countries playing video games has already become a kind of sports officially. The USA is one of such countries. This means a whole range of privileges for esports professionals since now they are regarded to be the same athletes as the people specialising in other kinds of sports.
One of the amazing advantages of this policy is a possibility of receiving special esports scholarships which are now available in 175 colleges around the US.
Taking a degree programme in esports
Furthermore, esports has also become a subject of studies at universities so there is a possibility of exploring the topic on a professional level and get a degree in esports.
Such degree programmes are not entirely focused on mere strategies for playing popular video games. They include much more information regarding various aspects of esports industry.
A possibility of becoming a professional player
Now, you are aware of the fact esports has become an official kind of sports in the USA and a range of other countries. Even in the countries which have not given such recognition to gaming yet, it is still possible to play professionally and participate in tournaments. This is actually one of the most attractive aspects of playing video games professionally.
The current trend in the industry is very auspicious for anyone who wants to play professionally. First of all, the prizes for tournaments are getting larger and larger overcoming the prizes available for the competitions in other kinds of sports. Even though it also means growing competition among professional players, this is more true for the most popular video games played professionally. This means there are many less common games with small but still extremely lucrative prize pools which will make it easier for your kid to win as a beginner.
Other professional options
Certainly, the interest in video games can grow into other carriers which are not necessarily playing video games professionally. Your child might become particularly interested in game design itself and become willing to create one’s own games. Game development itself gives fantastic opportunities for people of various interests whether it is programming, visual art or management.
Finally, there are also other opportunities for people who want to work in the branch of esports without actually becoming a professional player. Certainly, this industry encompasses various tasks starting from journalism up to management.